Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Emily Robinson and reappointed Erin “Amanda” Bowdoin, Lindsey Geeslin, and Rodrick D. Robinson to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas for terms set to expire on October 29, 2023. The council partners with the Texas Workforce Commission to advocate for people with disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation process.
Emily Robinson of Pflugerville is an Educational Program Specialist at the Texas Education Agency. She is a member of Texas Association of the Deaf. Robinson received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Science in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Texas Woman’s University.
Erin “Amanda” Bowdoin of Forney is a certified teacher of the visually impaired and a braillist for Mesquite ISD. She is a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators and of the Council for Exceptional Children. Bowdoin received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Master of Education in Special Education specializing in visual impairment from Stephen F. Austin University.
Lindsey Geeslin of Waco is Sales Manager for Lhoist North America. She is a member of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, the Texas Masonry Council, and volunteers her time to the Waco Community through the Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo & Extraco Events Center. Geeslin received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business and Management from Texas State University.
Rodrick D. Robinson of McKinney is founder and CEO of New Life Medical Equipment. He is a member of the Baylor Scott & White McKinney Medical Center Board of Trustees, the McKinney Airport Advisory Committee, and the McKinney Comprehensive Plan Committee. Additionally, he is an ordained Deacon at First McKinney Baptist Church and student mentor for McKinney ISD. Robinson received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from the University of North Texas in Denton.